Feature creep isn’t the real problem

Jan 11, 2018 | Newsletter

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Product, Scaling, Planning, and Leadership.


the myth of feature creep and how to discover the real problem


Feature creep isn’t the real problem

Hiten Shah, co-founder at Quick Sprout, says, “the myth of feature creep disguises the real problem.” Here’s how to diagnose the underlying problem, and a better approach to continuously adding value to the product.

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Director of engineering on how to scale without slowing down


Divide and conquer: autonomy and other strategies to go fast at scale

Alexander Grosse, Director of Engineering at BCG Digital Ventures, illustrates how autonomy can be used as a tool to successfully scale without slowing down.

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a more effectiev technique for product managers


Escaping solution-first development through impact mapping

Kevin Albrecht, CTO at Betalo, explains why teams often fall into the trap of solution-first development, and breaks down a more effective technique for planning the creation of software.

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a study on mentor-mentee pairs, and a guide for better leadership in tech


What makes mentorship work

Whitnie Low Narcisse, who leads the advisory and expert network programs at First Round Capital, conducted a study to discover what distinguishes the most successful pairs from the pack. Here’s what they found.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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